Mihai, who was asked to take some of the last photographs of the crumbling architecture of a 19th century spa resort in Herculane, Romania, has put together a collection of photos in his series called Inheritance which has been exhibited around the world. whole. Building on this series, the artist has now taken these same images, extracted details and elements, and rearranged them into newly imagined constructs and mythical realms. The images evoke excitement, intrigue and mystery, and must be seen in person to be truly appreciated.
These works combine painting with photography, as well as traditional architectural elements like plaster, cement, and wire mesh. It is as if the artist internalized his photography into a new vocabulary of sensation and experience. These dreamlike images combine his professional imagery with the stories of his childhood, creating new memories, new synergies.
These sculptural photographs are currently on display at the Houston Forever exhibition, on her website, in her studio in Houston, and will be featured at The Other Art Fair in Dallas, and for Portfolio Review at FotoFest this fall.
Mihai immigrated to the United States in 2015 and works in Houston, Texas at Silver Street Studios, part of the Sawyer Yards complex in Houston’s arts district. He co-owns Buburuza Productions, LLC with his wife and creates fine art paintings, fine art photographs, as well as commercial photography and video productions.